Why Buy Drums?
For companies that use large amounts of liquid products, ordering drums makes sense. Buying one drum, rather than numerous smaller containers, can be a more economical way to purchase liquid chemicals such as Specialty Cleaners and Temporary Assembly Lubricants. Cost savings may be realized in reductions in product cost, packaging cost, and shipping cost.
What’s the Correct Way to Open a Drum?
There are a variety of different drums on the market and a wide array of drum manufacturers, so it’s always a good idea to follow the best operating procedures for the particular type of container in your possession. At International Products Corporation (IPC) we use sturdy, yet lightweight, plastic drums for our products. Our customers often ask us for easy methods of opening and dispensing products from drums. We recommend using either a pump or the faucet that is attached to each drum. Watch our detailed videos for step by step instructions for both methods or follow the guidelines below.
Opening a Drum and Dispensing with a Pump
- Remove caps and bung seals
- Choose the correct bung for your pump – either a fine/ NPT thread or a course buttress
- Insert pump into bung opening
- Use pump to mix the product
- Dispense product into a container
- Remove pump
- Replace drum bungs for storage
Opening a Drum and Dispensing with a Faucet
- Remove caps and bung seals
- Loosen upper bung for air
- Screw faucet into the other bung
- Face faucet toward dolly and tilt drum onto dolly
- Dispense with faucet into container
- Close faucet and vent
- Replace drum bungs and stand container upright for storage
Check out IPC’s series of “How-To” videos for other helpful tips on using Specialty Cleaners and Temporary Assembly Lubricants. Contact IPC’s technical team to help you find the best solution for your assembly or precision cleaning needs.
P-80 temporary rubber lubricants have been proven effective for a wide range of automotive assembly operations. P-80 lubricants are a great aid for the installation of boots, bumpers, bushings, diaphragms, grommets, hoses, insulators, mounts, O-rings, plugs, rubber moldings, seals, sleeves, tires, rubber washers, wire harnesses, and hundreds of other rubber and soft plastic parts.
What are your most successful automotive applications for P-80? What assembly challenges are you facing?
We are pleased to inform you that all sizes of P-80 lubricants, except P-80 RediLube, now have a two-year shelf life. This change is based on in-house stability testing conducted by our VP of Research, Quality & Safety.
The new shelf life applies to the following lubricants:
- P-80 Rubber Lubricant Emulsion
- P-80 THIX Rubber Lubricant Gel
- P-80 Grip-It Quick Drying Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant
- P-80 Emulsion IFC (for Incidental Food Contact Applications)
- P-80 THIX IFC (for Incidental Food Contact Applications)
P-80 RediLube will continue to have a one year shelf life because it is a relatively new product. After long term stability tests are completed, P-80 RediLube’s shelf life may be increased to two years as well. Recommended storage and handling instruction are found on the Material Safety Data Sheets. Please email us with your lot number if you need a Certificate of Analysis certifying a 24-month shelf life for your specific lot.
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P-80 lubricants are manufactured by International Products Corporation headquartered in Burlington New Jersey – USA. View the entire line of P-80 lubricants at http://www.ipcol.com. Contact me for product information or a free sample kit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-386-8770.